Columns

Overstaying in the Boys’ Quarters of Power, By Gimba Kakanda

Very few history textbooks are as depressing as the records of Nigeria's transition from a young independent nation to this pseudo-democratic chaos that is the product of half a century of conflicts of interests among the ruling elite. In their construction of this entity with the bricks of the very…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s New Era in Political Corruption, By Erasmus Ikhide

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan - most recently - has been laureled by an emotive media enthusiast. Prof Femi Aribisala has garbed him with borrowed robes as the long awaited Messiah. Characters like Aribisala and other social predators-in-chief are unwilling to let Nigerians into the stinking vouch of president Jonathan arc. But…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Drug Barons, Cheats, terrorists and Thieves as Chargé d’affaires, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

When a fugitive drug baron is in charge of his geo-political zone on behalf of his political party, all hope is about lost. When an alleged murderer, thug, and con artist wins a governorship election, all values are about toast and hell’s door is about open. When a terrorist, who…
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Columns

Ali Mazrui,1933-2014: A Tribute, By Toyin Falola

Laa ilaaha illal-lahuu Muhammadur Rasuulullah   Inna lillaahi maa akhaza, wa lillaahi maa a'ataa, wa kullun indahu, bi ajalim musamman, faltasbir waltahtasib.   The colossus with the feet of steel joined his ancestors in the early hours of October 13, 2014. Ali Mazrui was larger than life! The most prodigious scholar…
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